Spring Airlines, a low-fare carrier based in Shanghai, began operations yesterday. It is owned by Shanghai Spring International Travel Service, which claims to be the largest travel agency in China. Spring is flying three A320s leased from GE Commercial Aviation Services, two of which formerly were leased to other carriers. The third is managed on behalf of another party, GECAS said. The carrier plans to operate up to 15 A320s (ATWOnline, July 1).

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